Elvis Club features mostly original songs, written or co-written by Scott Kempner. There is just one cover, Neil Young’s “Southern Pacific,” which ends the album. And though this album is rock, it does not have anything like a generic feel.
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Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam will make his Nonesuch Records debut with the release of his fifth studio album, Ghost on Ghost, due out April 16th.Produced by Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Califone), the followup to 2011′s Kiss Each Other Clean comes stocked with 12 tracks that shift away “from what he called the ‘anxious tension’ of his two previous records.”
“This record felt like a reward to myself after the way I went about making the last few,” Beam states in a press release.
For this record, Beam received some help from a volley of musicians, specifically Rob Burger, Steve Bernstein, Brian Blade, Curtis Fowlkes, Tony Garnier, Marika Hughes, Briggan Kraus, Maxim Moston, Tony Scherr, Doug Wieselman, Kenny Wolleson, and Anja Wood.
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Duke Robillard latest album extends that run of successes. Augmenting his rhythm section (Bruce Bears, keyboards; Brad Hallen, bass; Mark Teixeira, drums–a trio that seems as telepathically linked as it is stylistically unlimited) is guest guitarist Monster Mike Welch, a fellow New Englander who regularly gigs as one of Sugar Ray Norcia’s Bluetones–that is, when he is not recording albums as a front man (I count five or six to date). Robillard maneuvers this superb and sympathetic cast through and around a dizzying scope of blues, jazz, and roots music on Independently Blue.
The album opens with two of three compositions penned by Robillard’s former Roomful bandmate, Al Basile. “I Wouldn’t-a Done That” is a swaggering shuffle with a pair of snarling, tangled-in-barbed-wire solos. Believe it or not, the tune modulates into different keys at least twice, an exceedingly rare move in the blues that makes for a very cool and compelling structure. “Below Zero” is a bluesy, moderately paced rocker that rides out on a duel between Duke’s bright single-note lines and Monster Mike’s bassy, fuzzed-out licks.
It was the kind of back-story that country music loves: a young girl who never got past the eighth grade, grew up in trailer parks, waitressed and bartended in bars and clubs to get by, and sang on the side when she could bursts onto the country scene and becomes an instant star with a […]
Spring Break Of The Soul is nothing short of a full-on, multimedia art project. First, musically, Baird’s ever-teeming brain spills forth 17 new songs captured on analog tape and spread across two records. As usual, each is a genuine avant-pop nugget that evokes the untouchable sounds of Syd Barrett, Van Dyke Parks, Harry Nilsson, Ray […]
For their 4th studio record, Post-Heroic, Surrogate took their newfound self-sufficiency to new levels, moving into a dilapidated studio deep in the heart of their hometown’s college ghetto for two years of writing, recording, drinking cheap beer and taking their sweet ass time. Slimmed down to a four-piece, Post Heroic found all four members taking […]
Juba Dance is the title of the new album which marks the long-standing collaboration between the famous American bluesman Guy Davis (only true heir of Robert Johnson and John Lee Hooker), and the harmonica of international Italian Fabrizio Poggi, co-album and starred with his harmonica on several tracks. An acoustic record, authentic blues, essential and […]
‘Can You Stand The Heat’ is the follow-up to 2011 album, Unconditional, which was nominated for two Blues Music Awards and landed in the top 15 of Guitar World’s top Blues & Roots Rock Albums. ‘Heat’ was co-produced by long-time BB King drummer Tony Coleman, Tommy Sims and Ana. ‘Can You Stand The Heat’ was […]
This River was produced by Grey and Dan Prothero, and recorded at Retrophonics Studio in Saint Augustine, Florida, with additional recording done in Grey’s home studio, known as ‘The Egg Room’. “Many of the new songs,” says Grey in a statement, “are about being your own worst enemy, and about normal folks pushing themselves over […]
After a successful Pledge campaign Annie Dressner is gearing up for the formal release of her EP East Twenties early next month with a launch show on April 9th at The Slaughtered Lamb, now UK based the title of Annie’s EP is taken from her New York home neighbourhood of East Twenties , as well […]
Run Boy Run is… Jesse Allen – Upright Bass Grace Rolland – Vocals, Cello Matt Rolland -Fiddle Bekah Sandoval – Vocals, Fiddle, Guitar Jen Sandoval – Vocals, Mandolin Tracks: 1.So Sang the Whippoorwill 2.Get Up Jake 3.Silver Dagger 4.Red Rocking Chair 5.Cora Belle 6.Roving Davey 7.Little Girl 8.Two Brothers 9.Hoot Owl 10.Down in the Willow […]